Yes, Trucking Companies Often Hire Unqualified Drivers.

Many truck drivers lack the skills, knowledge and training to safely operate semitrucks. Nevertheless, trucking companies put these drivers on the road at everybody else's risk.

All truck drivers are required to read and understand English, but many do not. Many drivers have moving violations and lengthy accident histories. The hiring standards vary greatly from company to company. Some companies will not hire drivers with any preventable accidents in the three years preceding the driver's application for employment. Others are willing to accept three or more such accidents even when the driver has other moving violations. Hiring unsafe or unqualified drivers has risks that too many motor carriers are willing to accept, usually because profit is more important to them than the safety of the motoring public.

The law firm of Konicek & Dillon, P.C., brings over a century of combined experience to bear on every truck accident injury case we accept. We know how to build cases designed to hold trucking companies accountable for the actions of their unqualified drivers.

How Do Truck Accident Injury Cases Work?

Truck accident injury cases often arise from crashes just before sunrise, when drivers are tired, skies are still dark, and fog is more likely. Sometimes the conditions that existed are more obvious than other causes of the crash. Our experienced team understands what to look for in these cases so we can build your truck accident case as quickly and as comprehensively as possible.

We hire experienced experts to study the evidence, roadway, weather conditions, driver logs, truck and trailer equipment, and truck driver actions. We hire medical experts and life care planners to establish what future care needs our clients have. We leave no stone unturned in our investigation.

We know that insurance companies are committed first and foremost to their bottom lines. They want to pay as little as possible for their role in any accident that has injured you or even killed your loved one. We understand how to properly evaluate your case so you are receiving the treatment you deserve.

We know that no one wants to be involved in a vehicle crash, serious or otherwise, and no one wants to be involved in a lawsuit. Unfortunately, lawsuits can be a necessity in serious truck accident cases to preserve evidence, hold truck drivers and their employers responsible for their negligence, and obtain compensation for the injuries or death they cause.

Action Plan

  1. Immediately call Konicek & Dillon, P.C., or contact us online. Immediate, professional and thorough investigation is needed to best develop and advance any claim or lawsuit against a truck driver or trucking company.

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If you are wondering how we can help you, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with our firm. You can contact us online or call us at either of our offices: Geneva (630-313-2071) or Chicago (312-239-0283).

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